Rants, Raves, and Musings of a Creative Professional 2018-03-08T09:20:07+00:00

Rants, raves and musings of
a creative professional.

The Fixed Layout EPUB Missing Piece: Reliable Readers for Windows and Android

Seems like just yesterday I was super excited about the future of Fixed Layout EPUB. Looking back, though, it was more than three years ago, so in that sense, the future is now. Truth be told, I'm still excited about it—the interactive features and the user experience is terrific—but when [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Adobe, Digital Publishing, EPUB, InDesign, Rants|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

What’s Next For Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Users?

Adobe Digital Publishing Solution is now part of Adobe Experience Manager. What do all the changes mean to small publishers? Like many Adobe Digital Publishing Suite users, I’ve been following Adobe’s latest moves with regard to both DPS and Digital Publishing Solution (DPS2015) with [...]

It’s okay to say no to interactive PDF

It’s not much of a secret that I spend quite a bit of time on the front lines of the Adobe forums. Most of the blog posts I’ve written here and at InDesign Secrets are inspired by what I read there. It’s also no secret that I’m [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Acrobat, Adobe, EPUB, InDesign, PDF, Rants|Tags: , , , , , |54 Comments

Adobe quietly drives a nail into the coffin of CS6

Back in 2013 when Adobe announced that all new Creative Suite releases would be done under the Creative Cloud banner as subscription only, they threw a bone at those who insisted on "owning" their software by continuing to offer CS6 as a perpetually licensed version. At the time they stated that [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Adobe, Creative Cloud, Creative Suite|23 Comments

Creative Cloud 2015: What you need to know before installing Adobe’s new desktop applications

There are all new Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications rolling out now and they should be available to all subscribers within 24 hours. Before installing anything, however, please take a moment or two to read this post. It might help you avoid some frustration. New install [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Adobe, Creative Cloud, InDesign, Tips|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know about Multi-state Objects

Wondering how to use InDesign's Multi-state objects? This new lynda.com course will get your started.

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: Adobe, Digital Publishing Suite, EPUB, InDesign|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments
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